Manage Federal Identity Management Programs

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Managing Identity Management Programs

This page contains guidance for Federal program managers to plan and manage enterprise identity, credentialing and access management programs.

The Federal ICAM (FICAM) program helps federal agencies implement ICAM by providing collaboration opportunities and guidance on IT policy, standards, implementation and architecture. Most of the guidance is developed through interagency working groups and sharing of best practices for the federal enterprise.


The Federal CIO Council and sub-committees developed the FICAM Roadmap and Implementation guidance for implementing Federal ICAM. The guidance contains program level processes, procedures and considerations for planning and managing logical access, physical access, identity management, and federation within the agencies.

  • FICAM Roadmap and Implementation Guidance (PDF, December 2011) – The roadmap contains two primary parts. The two primary parts are the Part A: Enterprise Architecture and the Part B: Implementation Guides.


Technology, policy and security practices rapidly evolve and the government must keep up with the evolution. To modernize the original FICAM Roadmap and Implementation Guidance, we’re migrating the information to playbooks which are hosted on GitHub. These playbooks provide common policy and patterns to help you properly implement and execute ICAM at your agency.

The first of the playbooks is live and replaces the Part A: Enterprise Architecture:

We welcome you to contribute and will be posting more working group materials soon.

Laws, Regulations and Policies

Supporting policy to guide the management of identity management systems.

Page Reviewed/Updated:  October 18, 2017